Monday, 20 August 2012

Flower Power with Addicted to Stamps

Thank you to everyone who shared their holiday memories for my choice of scrapbooking challenge at Addicted to Stamps.  This month, Val has chosen the wonderful theme of 'flowers'.  I wanted to scrap some photos of actual flowers for this but I haven't got any... I decided a while back that I could go totally potty trying to scrapbook my past, so I'm starting with this year and only if I run out of things will I go back in time!  So I went with the brightest floral paper I own: Beyond The Garden together with a good number of flowers scattered on the page as well.

I've scrapped a great day from May when a good friend came for lunch.  It was so beautifully sunny that we scoffed strawberries and lemon drizzle cake in the garden, enjoying one of the few upsides to unemployment!

The subtle yellow floral paper and the bright blooms paper are both from Beyond the Garden, while the pink patterned paper they are layered onto is a sheet of Melon Mambo from the Brights stack.  I've teared all the edges because I felt like it and created my title using my Timeless Type alphabet dies.  The little sunhat at the top of the page was a lovely find in a DIY store in Switzerland a few years ago.  Unfortunately I think this is my last one unless there's one hiding somewhere.  Still it's nicer used than sitting in a drawer!

Ink: Melon Mambo marker pen (I love how I can use the fine end of my marker pens to coordinate even my journalling with the colour scheme of my layout!)
Card: Whisper White, Melon Mambo
Paper: Melon Mambo from the Brights stack, Beyond the Garden
Other: Melon Mambo 1/2" inch Scallop Dots Ribbon, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet dies, BigShot; straw hat, pink baker's twine and flower brads (non-SU)

I get so chuffed looking through my scrapbook now it's starting to build up!  If you've thought about expanding out from card making, I can highly recommend it.  My lovely Mum and Dad, who have been staying with us this weekend, thought it was such a special way to look back at wonderful memories!

A feline picture then and I'll be off:

So go on, get all floral and share your scrapbooking with us!  Thanks for popping by,


  1. fab layout the little hat. Had some of those at one stage...lost amongst my stash...xx

  2. That little spy probably could have gotten away with it if he'd kept his tongue in his mouth!

  3. such a fun page...chillin with a friend, nothing compares. I adore the sweet cat, I mean cat and dog picture....sooooo cute! Hope you have a wonderful week!

    enjoy *~*

  4. Great scrapbook page Victoria. Love the colours you've used and that little sunhat is so cute. Looks like you're having a great day.......lurve lemon drizzle cake!lol Thanks for all the great cat funnies/cuties - they're fab.

    Karen x

  5. Oooh, I love this layout Victoria, lovely colours, super flowers and the little sun hat is a perfect finishing touch! You sure look relaxed :)

    And I hooted at today's kitty piccie - took me a good look to find the 'spy' :)

    Hugs, Di xx

  6. I love this Victoria, gorgeous colours and that litle straw hat is just the sweetest. Hugs, Claire x

  7. Oh what a fabulous layout Victoria.

  8. A lovely page Victoria, feeling very guilty as I'm still working on mine, hope Kylie forgives me! - Jacqueline xx

  9. Super sunny scrapbook page. Love all the torn edges, flowers and gorgeous little sun hat. Good idea to use a cut out for one of your letters. x

  10. Gorgeous page, loving the LO. I've started dabbling with scrapping, and have to agree it's a lovely way to preserve memories. Only thing is I have a Disney scrapbook to do and it's gonna take me ages just to sift through all the piccies :( I'm not sure, but I may have seen some of the little hats on my travels - if I have I'll let you know. x

  11. That looks like my sort of day Victoria! Fab LO love the sun hat and those beautiful papers:)
    Val x

  12. This looks like the life! What a beautiful lawn you have too!! Nice sunshine, comfy chair, good company - sounds wonderful. I love that you are scrapbooking because you have a real knack for it xx

  13. Lovely scrapbook page there Victoria and that sun hat is soo gorgeous and too nice to sit in a drawer unloved.
    I cannot recommend scrapbooking enough to be able to flick through and remember the time you had in the photos as well as the time you made the page. Much better than going on your computer to find them!
    Great page.

  14. Great layout Victoria and fab photographs, your garden looks as tidy as your craft table!

  15. What a fab layout capturing perfectly what looks like a heavenly day! There's a lot to be said for unemployment (I call it freelancing!)... and yes I know Sherlock never says that precise phrase, but the word comes up, so thank you for that!! Btw, your cat pictures rarely fail to make me laugh out loud - for which I also offer big THANKS!
    Alison x

  16. That is such a fabby page ! Love the little hat-what a perfect edition to your layout-its a really happy page,and a lovely summer memory for you to keep :0 x

  17. Fantastic scrap ! Wonderful colours. Congratulations !

    Hugs from France.

  18. Fab layout Victoria and what a super colour too and Love the sun hat well done Super photo's too Hugs Elaine
    ps the cat image is so funny

  19. Love the dog hiding there he looks quite content hey. Oh I just love strawberries in a glass of champagne or dipped in chocolate yummm. That flower with the button in the middle is cute love the colors very summer. Sandy :)

  20. Ahhhhh jealous me !!!! no never, looks like a perfect day and you have scrapped it beautifully, gorgeous papers and that little hat is fab.

    Oh keep those piccies coming they make may day


  21. Oh my goodness! I have one of those little hats! I don't remember where I got it, but it's in my stash--and now I know how to use it. Your layout is absolutely lovely--and I bet your actual laying out in the yard and enjoying lemon drizzle cake was even more lovely. What fun! Oh how I miss my summer vacation days.


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